Background and History:
On September 1, 2015, the first Community Health Representative Policy Summit was held in Flagstaff, AZ and three important topic were discussed; 1) Voluntary Certification, 2) Mechanism to Finance CHRs through Medicaid, and 3) Further Integration of CHRs into Health Care Delivery.
Policy Summit II will convene CHR stakeholders, tribal leaders and tribal health advocates to continue policy discussions. This year’s summit will focus on the following objectives:
- Provide updates on state and federal policy being considered for the CHR workforce
- Seek input from Tribes regarding the State of Arizona’s Voluntary Certification process
- Highlight Tribal CHR programs
- Determine next steps to continue to move the CHR workforce forward
In an effort to get as many tribal representatives to attend this event we are providing travel assistance in the form of hotel rooms for the nights of Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29. Travel assistance is limited. Requests from the first 20 CHR related staff will be considered, and may include requests from;
- CHR supervisors and directors,
- CHRs and
- Tribal health department directors.